Update to the Analysis Function Standard

The Analysis Function Standards team have been working with chief analysts, the Analysis Function Standards Steering Group and other stakeholders to review the Analysis Function Standard and ensure that it continues to meet stakeholder needs. Their work has informed some updates to the existing Standard. Version 2.1 of the Standard has now been published, replacing version 2.0 which was published in August 2021. You can access the new version of the Standard on GOV.UK.

The changes include a refreshed set of principles and additional supporting practices. The new Standard should help ensure users understand what “good” looks like when they are working to improve analytical standards across government.

If you would like to be involved in further updates to the Standard, or are interested in contributing to wider work to ensure that the Standard is accessible, please email the team at Analysis.Function@ons.gov.uk.